Formal name of project:
Daegu World Cup Stadium
Total project cost:
185 million dollars
Daegu Metropolitan City
Idea Image Institute of Architects
70,000 (largest stadium in Korea)
The concept behind the stadium was to have a multi-purpose flexible,functional,convenient,secure,economical,creative and symbolic stadium. Yes a lot of requirements, but I believe it works.
The new stadium was built for the 2002 championships, direct flights to Osaka,Japan was created to encourage development within the city.
Concrete and steel form the super structure of the stadium.
Aluminium panels & granite clad the facade.
The stadium is divided into two sail-like sections, which swell and bellow like waves above the stands, creating a symbol of a skyline.
Images courtesy of IIIA
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